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Webbed Hand

Opulent ambient, esoteric electro-acoustic, sublime soundscapes, dormative drones, ritual dark ambient & points between.

Webbed Hand is a netlabel, offering over 250 complete albums free for download. Netlabel music is creative expression shared freely. The works released here are selected so you can experience them and be improved in some way for having done so. Download them, make copies for yourself, make copies for your friends. Add them to your podcast, radio show, video or short film (open permission for non-commercial use; if commercial, contact us).

Webbed Hand Records sees itself as a "flavor" label. There is a certain taste, a refined aesthetic, behind this operation, and albums released on WHR reflect that. In general, the works here are aimed at the ears of introverted mystics, dreamers, and lateral thinkers. We'd like the music here to serve as vehicles for the mind. Empowering and uplifting, rather than plaintive and devitalizing, this is sound to enchantment.

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Webbed Hand Records is operated by and for artists who wish to bring their work to the public without a profit motive. Artists who make a higher priority of inspiring and entertaining. All of the artists here produce and promote their own work, and help spread the Webbed Hand reputation, to the best of their ability.

As this label was created and is run by a small group of visionaries, the work produced and selected for release, regardless of genre, is bound to end up trippy, loaded with subtlety and richness and no shortage of strangeness. Go to the release pages, download or stream a few things, and judge for yourself.

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Please Note: The bulk of Webbed Hand's catalog is many years old, dating to a time when fewer people had broadband internet, and thus it was the practice of netlabels to release work at lower bitrates. WHR does not possess the master files of any of these albums, and so cannot re-release higher bitrate versions. Instead of withdrawing these albums from the catalog, we're keeping them available for those who can appreciate them despite the lower bitrate.

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C.P. McDill 1
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Materia Confusa 1
McDill 1
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Somewhere in the spectrum between Musique Concrete and Phonography, is a vast gray area that is disowned and disputed by either side. This compilation treats this no-man's land as its playground. Field recordings they are, with some processing, but not just walls of rhythmic noise. Sounds of nature, sounds of the city, using the non-instrumental rhythms and melodies of the source recording as the focal points, coaxing the music and beauty out of unplanned, un-orchestrated events. This 2-CD...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Field Recordings, Noise, Electroacoustic, Microsound, Sound Art, Experimental, Soundscape,...
Webbed Hand
by Beyond Absence
56,470
0
1
Beyond Absence returns of Webbed Hand with an album of meditative acoustic works influenced by jazz and ambient music. 01 Lightwatcher's Insomnia Suite I 02 Lightwatcher's Insomnia Suite II 03 Lightwatcher's Insomnia Suite III 04 Lightwatcher's Insomnia Suite IV 05 Still Awake 06 Gentle Man 07 Altar Boy 08 Standing Before Infinity 09 Saci-Pererê 10 Soundproof Lullaby 11 Ela 12 Glad at Last Beyond Absence is: Gustavo Caldas and Mauro Longordo Recorded at the Blue Shed Studio, Acton, MA, 2008...
( 1 reviews )
Webbed Hand
by Louie & The Ocean
28,305
0
1
Very relaxed downtempo ambient electronica to enjoy as Spring turns to Summer, compliments of Louie & The Ocean. About: "Louie & The Ocean is the solo project of a French boy who enjoys staring at clouds all day long and this is the music that emerges from it. A bit of ethereal sounds, some dark soundscapes and lots of insomnia made up this E.P in 3 months." -- Louis D. You can also find 2 more songs on these websites: http://www.soundcloud.com/louieandtheocean &...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: ambient, ambient electronica, downtempo, minimal, Louie & The Ocean
Webbed Hand
by Nasienie
25,914
1
2
Nasienie returns with an EP of finely produced ambient soundscapes. Despite its brevity, this trio of ambient compositions seems to expand the experience of time itself. "'Land and Sea' used a sample of "Land and Sea" by Halkyn. This one talking about some free folk. 'Insomnia' inspired by an original "Insomnia" movie (1997) and Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner. Pure ambient. 'Old Enough To Know Better' - kind of abstract hop, I guess." -- Nasienie Russia, 2010. Artwork...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: dark ambient, soundtrack, soundscape, ambient, drone
Webbed Hand
25,005
0
1
The Light Will Fill the Darkness and Obliterate It is a poetic and richly textured work by Canadian sound artist K.M. Krebs. These tracks are blended together into a shifting exploration as evocative and powerful as the titles they bear. I find this to be excellent headphone music, and with eyes closed I am easily abducted into very strange realms. K.M. Krebs has become a well-known and respected artist in the netlabel scene. As K.M. Krebs he recorded the classic "Halberd of...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Ambient/noise, Electroacoustic, Microsound, Abstract, Drones, musique concrete, Dark Meditative
Webbed Hand
23,104
0
1
This short EP "Prevention of Sleep Disorders" by Nasienie, offers three soothing tracks to aid in slumber, and one to wake you up. This is Nasienie's first release on Webbed Hand. credits: Recorded and Produced by Nasienie Russia, 2010 Artwork by Annie "Lou" Track list 1. Because Your Voice Was At My Side [02:34] 2. Walking Around [04:01] 3. The Light [02:56] 4. Detuned Sunday (Acoustic Drone) [03:26]
( 1 reviews )
Topics: ambient, drone, soundscape, electro-acoustic, dreamscape
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
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2
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Djinnestan is the quieter spawn of Saluki Regicide. Selling the Wind is a collection of tranquil ambient constructions which have been derived from more "complicated" tracks among my other recording projects. It has something in common with the Rain compositions as well, in that they are mellow studies in repetition with variation, but these differ in their brevity. As a collection, they are a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please...
Topics: Easy Listening, Meditative, Electroacoustic, Microsound, Minimalism, Sound Art, Drones, Dark...
Webbed Hand Records presents a selection of tracks by Webbed Hand artists regularly featured in streaming audio on Darkdrone Radio, a netstation which showcases the best of ambient, drone, and experimental recordings. From the first few months of Webbed Hand's existence as a netlabel, Darkdrone Radio has recognized its potential as a source of excellent sounds. Darkdrone has regularly featured works by Webbed Hand artists in its rotation, right in there alongside more prominent artists such as...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Electronic, IDM, Minimal-Dub, Meditative, Electroacoustic, Ambient, Drones, Dark Ambient, Drone...
Webbed Hand
by Kaazim Zareb
20,466
10
2
Fire up your narghile (hookah, shisha) and settle back for some compelling arabic melodies and rhythms, performed by Kaazim Zareb, by profession a bellydance accompanist, who in this creative departure brings a jazzy improvisational flavor to mellow arabic art music. These tracks were produced and/or remixed by Thomas Park of Mystified and C.P. McDill of Webbed Hand Records. These tracks blend elements of traditional Middle Eastern musical idioms with contemporary electronica mixing style. 01...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Acoustic, Electronic, World Music, Middle Eastern, Desertronica
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
19,895
1
3
C.P. McDill - Anthology 1 (1993-2005) [wh073] Anthology 1 (1993-2005) Webbed Hand Records' first release of 2006 is an anthology of recordings by the label's founder, C.P. McDill. This selection represents the spectrum of his sound art projects from 1993 to 2005, excluding the long-form (CD-length) ambient recordings. C.P. McDill's began experimenting with recorded sound in the mid-1980s, but the tapes from that period have unfortunately (or fortunately) been lost. The earliest track,...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: McDill, Webbed Hand, Saluki Regicide, Djinnestan, Ambient, Experimental
Webbed Hand
by Various Artists
19,491
3
1
Webbed Hand Records presents the audio release of a multimedia project curated and compiled by Marco Lucchi (who has two previous releases with us). This work brings together some notable talent in the areas of phonography, ambient and experimental music, as well as in poetry and film. Here is Marco Lucchi's introduction to Radure 3: Being third part of the project "radure" (music and creative philosophy), is dedicated to the oltreumano theme. Oltreumano means "beyond human"...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Electronic, Experimental, Electroacoustic, Ambient, Soundscape
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
16,407
1
2
A project which began as a spinoff of Saluki Regicide, but which took on a personality of its own as a pattern began to emerge. This is a peculiar sound art of a very diverse nature, but unified by the presence of Shortwave signals. These bizarre tracks may bend your mind, if you are in a susceptible state. An eclectic CD alternating between abstract and rhythmic, this body of work is dedicated to those who get the warm-n-fuzzies from hunching over shortwave radios, grooving on static and...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Electronic, Found Sounds, Sound Art, Beyond Classification, uneasy listening, musique concrete
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
16,148
6
7
The Webbed Hand "Rain" series in now graced by a contribution from Djinnestan. Much like the shorter works of Djinnestan, this 74-minute piece is subtle and enchanted. As if in a dream you find yourself strolling in a fairytale forest, dark and misty, peopled by the figments of childhood imaginings. This album is ideal for meditation, trance-work, and quiet activities. It is recommended that you play it at low volume, as it is meant to be listened to peripherally, not directly....
( 7 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, Easy Listening, Meditative, Minimalism, Sound Art, Abstract, Drones, Soundscape,...
Webbed Hand
by Rafael Flores & Mystified
15,529
0
1
Masterful abstract paintings in sound, wrought through the collaborative brilliance of Raphael Flores and mystified (aka Thomas Park). A transatlantic masterpiece of shared samples and creative accord. Each sent a selection of recordings to the other for mixing, and the results are here for you to enjoy. Rafael Flores hails from Andújar, Spain. Under his own name, and also as "Commando Bruno" he has appeared on many solo albums as well as compilations since 1981. A veteran of...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Electroacoustic, Microsound, Glitch, Ambient, Drones, Soundscape
Webbed Hand
by Marco Lucchi
14,682
2
4
"Tantra à l'usage des anges" A multimedia performance Recorded Live in Carpi at "la Fonoteca" december 1999 length 00:59:07 Webbed Hand welcomes the work of Marco Lucchi, a noted and very skilled musician who has distinguished himself in Italy for his work in the experimental, new age, and electronica genres. This album is the audio document of a multimedia performance which took place in 1999, based around the texts of French poet Jean Michel Maulpoix, who took part in...
( 4 reviews )
Topics: New Age, Poetry, Spirituality, mysticism, Performance Art, Live Electronic, French
Webbed Hand
by Mika Bjorklund
12,260
1
7
Sound artist Mika Björklund's latest project is a journey by evocation to the abandoned island city of Gunkanjima, which for a while during the 20th Century contained a heavily populated mining settlement. This desolate place still has its apartment towers, factories, schools and other building intact but crumbling. Through drones, musique concrete and other idioms of electronic music, Mika guides us through its resonant passageways. Previous releases by Mika Björklund on Webbed Hand Records...
( 7 reviews )
Topics: Avantgarde, Electroacoustic, Dark Ambient, Soundscape, musique concrete
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
11,902
3
2
Mirage Emigrants is the third collection by Saluki Regicide, and the sixth release overall. Saluki Regicide continues to surprise and delight listeners with strange visionary abstractions in sound. Dark, at times nostalgic, these compositions manage somehow to be simultaneously warm and alien. This album has been described as "simple and often melodic, yet freaky beyond comprehension, like nothing I've heard before" and as "an enigmatic and nostalgic opus that suggests somehow...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, Avantgarde, Experimental, Ambient/noise, Sound Art, Abstract, Dark Ambient, Soundscape,...
Webbed Hand
by Vincent Bergeron
11,766
1
4
From the artist: "For this concept album, the idea was to make new songwriting. All structures were influenced by rock and also by experimental techno and prepared improvisation (which i still don't really enjoy most of the time though). There's choruses, verses, bridges, introductions and endings. They don't appear in the order, all the times, but they are there. The vocals and the lyrics came after. All lyrics were inspired by the instrumental music. It's marvelous to treat human voice...
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Psychedelic, Electroacoustic, Sound Art, Pop Experimental, Free Jazz, Weirdomusic
Webbed Hand
by Nasienie
11,395
0
0
A third EP for Webbed Hand by Nasienie, of chilled ambient soundscapes. Understated, subtle, but rich in detail, these ambient works by Nasienie have quickly been attracting an appreciative audience. Produced in 2011 Artwork by Anya Sazonova. Haunting Last Spring EP Track List: 01 House On The Hill [03:04] 02 Snow Capture [02:23] 03 Insomnia (Dark Layer Mix) [03:57] 04 Mountain I Know [02:10] 05 Old Enough To Know Better (edit) [03:32] 06 The Wind Is Blind [04:35] Visit Webbed Hand Records.
Topics: dark ambient, soundtrack, soundscape, ambient, drone
Webbed Hand
by Beyond Absence
10,425
0
0
One of the definitions of complacency is "to be completely satisfied right where you are." And satisfied you will be, settled back in a comfortable chair, as you take in these mellow compositions which seem to shimmer like snowflakes in the air. This work evokes a slower, more peaceful approach to life. "This is what we wanted to tell you for now. We are glad to have reached your ears; and perhaps a little of your hearts and minds, if for a second or two only." --Gustavo and...
Topics: ambient, acoustic, guitar, new age, jazz, soundscape
Webbed Hand
by Heath Yonaites, K.M. Krebs
9,697
4
4
What more need I say? Heath Yonaites and K.M. Krebs, both figures who loom large and formidable in the field of imaginative/speculative sound art, have collaborated on an album. Ideal for headphones, or if you are blessed with a really great speaker setup, an environment you could immerse yourself in and swim around. In this collaboration, each provided the other with the raw materials to mix into finish tracks. Credits: [text below written by Heath Yonaites] wherever my feet take me, cracks in...
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Electronic, Electroacoustic, Microsound, Sound Art, Abstract, Dark Ambient, musique concrete
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
9,681
5
2
Our first compilation for 2008 presents a facet of ambient music that is often overlooked in favor of the more electronic or synthesized soundscapes. Here we have an eclectic collection of works featuring a broad variety string instruments, usually but not always treated to effects. In the artist credits below we've provided information about the instruments used, and you can see they range from the familiar to the exotic. This compilation is divided into two parts, each with accompanying...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: ambient, string instruments, guitar, soundscape
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
8,566
1
1
Saluki Regicide returns with another selection of haunted head music to disturb your inner child. These are some very strange recordings. 20th Century sound artifacts are processed and manipulated into something wholly new, and at times unsettling. Unquiet architectures of auditory nostalgia, inhabiting some remote site between melody and microsound, hounded by history, ambushed by alchemy. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please visit the WHR homepage to explore our...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Cinematic Ambients, Microsound, Sound Art, Dark Ambient, Dreamworking
"To Ancient Noise" is a compilation of manipulated environmental sounds. Whether field recordings, found sounds, radio snippets, or other odd recorded artifacts of audio, these elements are worked by sound artists in interesting and often startling ways. In some cases the sounds may not be processed much at all, but are rather selected for their rhythmic virtues. In other cases, sounds have been layered and heavily effected into lush and alien soundscapes, dark and mysterious. With...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Found Sounds, Rhythmic Noise, Ambient/noise, gLiTch, Electroacoustic, Drones, tape collage, musique...
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
8,154
0
1
After an absence of several years, Tree Helicopter returns to Webbed Hand, now venturing deeper into a musique concrete/noise style. This work is more abstract than that found on "Moon Calf" (wh014), but at the same time more unified and perhaps more accessible. Recorded & Produced by C.P. McDill Winter 2007-08 Total Length 00:45:43 01 Rakshas pt1 (08:01) 02 Flanders Poppies (03:23) 03 Rakshas pt2 (03:42) 04 Flivver (03:51) 05 Lotus Blossom (03:29) 06 Flux (02:36) 07 Cloches...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: experimental, musique concrete, noise, ambient
Webbed Hand
by K.M. Krebs
7,732
2
4
"Oneiromancy (the art of foretelling the future through dreams) is an hypnotic ambient journey through the underworld of the unconscious and the dreams which abide therein." --K.M. Krebs Originally a CD-R release, this ambient trek by Canadian sound artist K.M. Krebs is now a netlabel release on Webbed Hand. Distinguished not only by the remarkable sounds herein, but also very evocative track titles, complemented by detail-rich cover art, this is the sort of album one can spend a lot...
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, Electroacoustic, Dreamworking, musique concrete
Webbed Hand
by Marco Lucchi
7,592
1
1
Webbed Hand Records presents another release of a multimedia project composed by Italian avante-garde sound artist Marco Lucchi. Here is Marco Lucchi's introduction: some perfect curtains is a sort of anthology of my latest work it shows my love for the audio scores (no only the music) of films they are kind of movies without images (well, sometimes with images...) and they are some very acousmatic works they are ending or opening titles of imaginary films too and they "promote" me as...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: experimental, performance art, poetry, electronica
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
7,011
5
4
Saluki Regicide's first album of soundtracks for weird dreams, these peculiar sonic paintings are less music than opiate science fiction. This is headphone music for playing in the dark, plain and simple. The work of Saluki Regicide is a transmission from one synaesthetic consciousness to another. Simultaneously dark and witty, it engages your mind and leads it to some very strange places. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please visit the WHR homepage to explore our...
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Experimental, Sound Art, Dark Ambient, uneasy listening, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by Mystified
6,563
1
1
The indomitable Mystified has teamed up with some artists of his acquaintance to assemble this mix of unusual ambient works, based around a series of samples generated by programs that convert fractal information into sound files. "The pieces originated from fractal midi. "High Sun" is a fractal piece converted to .wav with very little interpretation. The piece was created using the program "Gingerbread". The other pieces were derived from a fractal midi piece I created...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, Experimental, Abstract, Electro-organic, downtempo
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
6,313
0
6
Kittenhead is the latest long-form (CD-length) production by Djinnestan, departing significantly from the Rain series and Purr. In many ways, it defies easy categorization. It is very ambient, but contains rhythms. It is dark, yet at the same time whimsical. It includes acoustic instruments and vocals, but they have been processed virtually beyond recognition. Nonetheless it is a subtle and pleasant listen. Djinnestan is an ambient recording project of C.P. McDill and Aria Nadii. The audio...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: ambient, dark ambient, dreamscape, musique concrete, drone, experimental
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
5,891
6
6
Purr is a 76 minute ambient track intended to be played at low volume as background ambience, preferably as you go to sleep. It generates a warm and cozy feeling, like having a cat purring next to your head. With a high fidelity stereo system possessing good bass response, some of the infrasonic qualities will come through, thus adding to the trancey and hypnotic effect of the work. It is my feeling, based on some study of infrasound, that what one hears as a cat's purr is only part of the...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Easy Listening, Meditative, Minimalism, Laidback Electronica, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
5,805
0
0
Marco Lucchi continues his "Radure" series of conceptual releases with this fourth installment, centered on the Japanese word "iki" - a term (like the more familiar wabi-sabi) that is uniquely cultural, lacking a direct translation in our tongue. In one sense, it expresses a perception of an idealized aesthetic quality of ordinariness. Lucchi composed a series of tracks inspired by "iki" and then recruited other artists to build onto this oeuvre with their own...
Topic: ambient, experimental, improvisational, avant-garde, modern
Webbed Hand
by Tribe of Astronauts
5,590
2
4
Manatee is a 45-minute ambient soundscape which give the feeling of sleeping outdoors under the stars, on a balmy southern Summer night. Electronic and instrumental sounds are blended with field recordings in a relaxing continuum with no dissonance, shocks or surprises. The whole effect is warm and agreeably trance-inducing. This piece has a brain-massaging bass pulse and a nice panoramic sound arrangement. If you like the Webbed Hand Rain series, as well as the other excellent ambient releases...
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Electronic, Meditative, Ambient, Soundscape, Dreamworking
A fine document of select tracks from earliest and later session, spanning RCS's recording history beginning in 2002 to the end of 2003. Eclectic instrumental grooves, a pleasure to hear. This is a collection of tracks made before and after the work that went into Don't Mind if I Do. Overall, less intentionally whimsical than the other album, more focused on instrumental grooviness, and still there is something --odd-- about this album. From the opening track, "Open Palms," to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Instrumental, Pop/Funk, Plunderphonics, Sound Art, Laidback Electronica
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
5,357
0
2
The clever and versatile digital artistry of RCS gets shown to best effect in this album. Catchy and accessible sampletronica, it ranges from dark to whimsical to bizarre. From the giant-robot bellydance sound of "Macedoine" to the incorrect plunderphonics of "Nothing In My Dream" to the mellow warmth of "Cozy," these recordings exemplify the humanity and playfulness of Rolling Calf Sinfonette. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Humour, Instrumental, Plunderphonics, Sound Art, Poptronica
Webbed Hand
by Audio Gourmet
5,133
0
1
Recorded and produced by: Audio Gourmet (H. Salsava) Cover Illustration by Will Kelly Audio Gourmet returns to Webbed Hand with a conceptual ambient album called Earth's Exit Door. These very subtle soundscapes reveal a lot of detail the closer you listen. 01 Inverted Nucleus (08:25) 02 Artificial Intelligence (08:56) 03 Hydrogen (12:54) 04 The Mist Before Sunrise (06:11) 05 The Day Of The Tremor (07:37) An explanation of the concept according to H. Salsava: EARTH'S EXIT DOOR "Check the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: ambient, soundscape, conceptual, dark ambient
Webbed Hand
by Alceste
5,076
1
1
This debut album by Alceste features a complex and melancholic blend of dark ambient and melodic elements, illustrating the arc of a fateful relationship. Alceste :: For "The short hand is the story of loving someone, and fighting to keep them...at your own expense. The process that I held in my mind while composing the album was a year and a half battle with a woman I loved terribly...that was addicted to methadone. It took priority in her life, above herself, her job and me. I fought to...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: ambient, dark ambient, melodic dark ambient
Fans of Mystified and Saluki Regicide will be quite pleased to know that these two have pooled their creative resources in this, their first collaboration. It's a concept album, of sorts, with the tracks being inspired by past inventions, from the mighty ("Ziggurat") to the mind-bending ("LSD"), from the practical ("Electric Stoplight") to the pointless ("Spider's Ladder"). And in the execution of these compositions, the artists sought to convey...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, Avantgarde, Electronic, Experimental, Sound Art, Abstract, Dark Ambient, Soundscape
Webbed Hand
by Mika Björklund
4,933
1
4
Finnish electronica artist Mika Björklund makes his debut on Webbed Hand with a long-form ambient composition inspired by other long-form albums on this label, such as the Rain series. This excellent track is both engaging and relaxing. About the recording: "As the name implies the music is night music. It was mostly made during night and I think the mood is best for late-night listening. I've tried to make it encompass the feelings and moods I feel when I stay up late to think and listen...
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Easy Listening, Electronic, Sound Art, Ambient, Soundscape, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
4,851
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0
Akashic Crow's Nest's first regular album release of 2007 continues ACN's adventures in ambient sound generated from images. The tracks are created by first making a very long thin picture file that functions much like a piano roll, which is then fed into a software synthesizer which reads the picture from left to right, pixel by pixel, and translates the values into tones, adding variables such as loudness and panning based on information in the picture. The output is then treated to various...
Topics: ambient, space, generative, electronic, dark ambient, meditative
Webbed Hand
by The Nature of Light
4,414
0
2
Webbed Hand Records welcomes in 2008 by welcoming a new artist to the label. A Lullaby for Madisen is the first album on Webbed Hand for The Nature of Light. This set of recordings is a soothing ambient journey made up of electronic, electroacoustic, and field recorded elements, blended nicely into a continuous flow. "An ambient journey through water and waves, Air and Space. A lullaby written for a dear friend, who holds more than a special place in my heart." -- The Artist. Recorded...
( 2 reviews )
Webbed Hand
4,307
3
2
This imaginary soundtrack to a sci-fi space odyssey is a synaesthetic sound gallery in the drone/ambient tradition. Inspired by Jules Verne, Norman Spinrad, and 70s synthesizer concept albums, it's a compelling and surprising CD. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please visit the WHR homepage to explore our complete catalog of experimental and ambient recordings. All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Easy Listening, Electronic, Space, Sound Art
Webbed Hand
by K.M. Krebs
4,248
2
2
Here is a contribution to the acclaimed Rain series on Webbed Hand by the talented K.M. Krebs. A long-form ambient work of many subtle and shifting motifs, this relaxing electro-acoustic ambient journey will take you far on pleasant and varying wavelengths. K.M. Krebs has become a well-known and respected artist in the netlabel scene. As K.M. Krebs he recorded the classic "Halberd of Chemistry" (available at Fukk God Records), and as 833-45 he recorded "Solar Cycle 23" which...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Electroacoustic, Microsound, Minimalism, Sound Art, Soundscape, musique concrete, Sleepscape, Dark...
A second collaboration from Mystified and Saluki Regicide. This one differs from "Ancestral Technologies" (wh017) in a couple of ways. The theme explores the experience of a pilgrimage in some unnamed Eastern land. A solitary (western?) traveller mingles with the hustle and bustle of the pilgrimage route, but is ultimately alone and destined to come face-to-face with none other than himself. In this project, Saluki Regicide contributed loops and samples to Mystified, who mixed them...
Topics: Electronic, Experimental, Sound Art, Ambient, Dark Ambient, Illbient
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
4,169
0
2
A follow-up to "Ghosties" (wh029), this is another collection of odd textural works, blending drones and other samples into opulent and ruined atmospheres. Liminal sounds give rise to mystic voices. Djinnestan's art consists of heavily processed acoustic, electronic, and sampled sounds, woven into rich sonic textures. It evolved out of several of my earlier recording projects (Saluki Regicide, Tree Helicopter, Akashic Crow's Nest), and has in many ways superceded them. Personnel: C.P....
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, Experimental, Ambient/noise, Electroacoustic, Drones, Dark Ambient, Soundscape,...
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
4,130
4
3
Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each "Rain" is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. This particular album is a 74-minute ambient lullabye, rich in mysterious sounds and dimly familiar allusions. It is recommended that you play this at low volume, as background when you go to sleep. Shifting repetition of motifs, ensures that your brain will quickly be lulled by the strange...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Dream, Ambient, Soundscape, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by Materia Confusa
3,956
0
1
Materia Confusa's debut release with Webbed Hand Records is an EP of compositions influenced by alchemical processes and electronic voice phenomena. Derived from acoustic source material and tweaked for a couple of years until the base matter of it was transmuted to gold, these two tracks rivet the attention. This is a joint venture with the home label of Materia Confusa (Sonance). Cover art credit goes to Materia Confusa. You can learn more about MC at www.materiaconfusa.net. Thank you for...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Avantgarde, Electronic, Experimental, Electroacoustic, Ambient, Dark Ambient, Soundscape, musique...
Webbed Hand
3,930
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Garage folkadelic grunge, or power 3rd-ear coffeehouse antifolk, or...? This mysterious combo makes its debut on Webbed Hand Records netlabel, after a couple of years on the CD-R circuit (not for profit, the proceeds were diverted to NORML). Deceptively straightforward on first listen, but deeper listening reveals unrivalled complexity and virtuosity, disguised as a 3-chord garage sound. And the lyrics too are not what they first seem. Lean in closer, and the bizarre workings of Wead will...
Topics: Alternative, Folk/Rock, Grunge, Psychedelic
Webbed Hand
by Mystified
3,872
0
2
Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. Typically the recordings in this series are minimalistic soundscapes, with motifs played out cyclically and repetitively, rather than progressively, in order to induce a relaxed state. Mystified's Rain 1 is a minimalistic and hypnotic composition intended for deep listening (or sleep listening). Panning...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: ambient, experimental, long-form, minimal, dark ambient
Webbed Hand
by Mark Hamn
3,799
1
2
In "prefixes" the name of each track literally comes from prefixes of the english language, but don't let that mislead you. The prefixes only tell you a little about what to expect from each track. Under the surface there are tectonic movements, volcanism. This music has a geological vibe, whether by design or chance. This is high-quality sound art that really deserves close and repeated listenings to be best appreciated. ~~ This album was processed and recorded in Taranto (South...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Avantgarde, Minimalism, Glitch, Dark Ambient, Soundscape, musique concrete
Webbed Hand
by The Nature of Light
3,720
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0
The Nature of Light returns to Webbed Hand with this remarkable new album of orchestral ambient soundscapes. Put on some headphones, close your eyes, and listen to a movie unfold in your mind. Written, Recorded and Produced by: The Nature of Light Mastered by R. Terwilliger Date: Febuary 2008 Recorded at: The Cabin myspace.com/thenatureoflight http://tnol.metafex.net Track Listing: 01 Alien Windstorm 02 Reacquainting with an Old Soul 03 Time Stands Still 04 Ocean Deep Eyes 05 Swimming with the...
Topics: ambient, soundscape, soundtrack, orchestral ambient, dark ambient
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
3,720
1
2
A third Rain-themed longform ambient composition by Djinnestan. Perhaps still in a forest, but now at the banks of a stream, with wisps of fog, chirping crickets, the moon, and other mysterious nocturnal elements. This CD-length work creates a nice acoustic mood for meditation or sleep. It is recommended that you play it at low volume, as it is meant to be listened to peripherally, not directly. Personnel: C.P. McDill - sound wave manipulations Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: ambient, dreamscape, experimental
Webbed Hand
by Beyond Absence
3,678
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0
Beyond Absence debuts on Webbed Hand with this engaging and meditative set of instrumental improvisations. A delightful eyes-closed ambient journey, expressing a peaceful approach to music. These recordings are a personal journey of two friends, seeking to find the deeper impulses and feelings in music. From Gustavo: "Both my friend and I came from a very traditional musical background: bossa nova, jazz, classical,progressive rock, etc... After 10 years of exploration, intense listening...
Topics: ambient, experimental, instrumental, soundscape, relaxing
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
3,654
0
2
Skidbladni is a second, shorter release by Akashic Crow's Nest. The concept here is dream logic, temporal dislocation, and auditory hallucination. The music is constructed entirely from the output of an image synthesizer (which turns pictures into sounds), with effects added, but no other instruments or samples.Skidbladni. A ship made by the dwarfs, large enough to hold all the gods, but which could be folded together like a sheet of paper, and put into a purse when not required for use....
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, Experimental, Drones, Beyond Classification, Soundscape, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
3,522
1
5
Number III from SR, for Webbed Hand's "Rain" series of ambient concept albums. Psychedelic, synaesthetic, it puts your mind in a very strange place. Play this while you sleep. This is a single CD-length (approx 74 minutes) track. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each "Rain" is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. Rain albums are intended to be played at low volume,...
( 5 reviews )
Topics: New Age, Sound Art, Dark Ambient, Soundscape, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by Pavonine
3,491
0
1
Subtle textures of ambient drone full of nuance and mystery. Pavonine's debut on Webbed Hand is highly recommended to afficionados of deep drone ambient and dark ambient. From the artist: "Pavonine is an ambient project that utilises small nuances of sounds in order to create enveloping soundscapes for somnambulists. Each track tells a very personal story using field recordings, found sound, and frequency modulation. The telling is in the smallest points of the tracks as much as the...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Minimal, Drone, Ambient, Drone Ambient, Dark Ambient, Soundscape
Webbed Hand
by Mystified
3,419
2
6
Resonant atmospherics and sultry droning themes drift on a wind of gusting low-end breezes. Thomas Park, aka Mystified, continues to bless Webbed Hand with his high-quality creations. Personnel: Recorded and Produced by Thomas Park. Additional Credit: "Thanks to Chris Phinney of Mental Anguish for his great drone sound". The restless experimentation and creativity of Mystified has resulted in many popular releases on Webbed Hand and many other labels. Visit his home page to get...
( 6 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, Meditative, Electroacoustic, Minimalism, Drones, Soundscape, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
3,248
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2
Akashic Crow's Nest offers its own peculiar take on Webbed Hand Records' Rain series of album-length ambient releases. The ACN sound is distinguished by the use of an image synthesizer (pictures are translated into sounds) to produce most of the auditory elements used in its compositions. Very peculiar but often remarkably musical and uncannily magical. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, Easy Listening, Meditative, Experimental, Abstract, Drones, Soundscape, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by K.M. Krebs
3,233
0
3
Here is a contribution to the acclaimed Rain series on Webbed Hand by 833-45, a project of the talented producer K.M. Krebs. A long-form ambient work awash in subtle throbs and hypnotic crackle, this entrancing recording presents the 833-45 sound in a CD length journey through a more hidden auditory spectrum of aerial electronic phenomena. K.M. Krebs has become a well-known and respected artist in the netlabel scene. As K.M. Krebs he recorded the classic "Halberd of Chemistry"...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: ambient, experimental, drone, dreamscape, longform ambient, soundscape, electroacoustic
Webbed Hand
by Beyond Absence
3,172
0
0
wh117 Beyond Absence - Heritage Beyond Absence returns to Webbed Hand with Heritage, a collection of acoustical meditations influenced by jazz and other world music idioms. "When a bird sings, it does not sing for the advancement of music. But if somebody stops to listen, and is delighted, that is fine." --Alan Watts Beyond Absence is: Gustavo Caldas and Mauro Longordo Recorded at the Blue Shed Studio, Acton, MA, 2007 Original cover artwork by M. Longordo Visit their homepage: Beyond...
Topics: ambient, acoustic, catalog, releases, beyond absence, jazz
Webbed Hand
by Tribe of Astronauts
3,166
1
7
Seismic, elemental, oceanic, liquid. There are numerous adjectives that can well describe this subtle 72-minute composition without giving away all of its secrets. Shifting drones and drips and drops conceal deeper activities. Tribe of Astronauts' second Rain album continues in the tradition of Webbed Hand's popular series of CD-length ambient soundscapes, intended for quiet listening. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a...
( 7 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, Meditative, Electroacoustic, Drones, Dark Ambient, Minimalism, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
3,155
0
1
Introspection is a long-form ambient melodic (organ) drone composition by Drone Wallah (C.P. McDill of Saluki Regicide, Djinnestan, etc). A nice all-purpose drone piece you can play quietly, loudly, or any way you please. This is the fourth in a series of drone works which began with Foggy Dew (wh092) and Owl & Rooster (wh093). This has a warmer, bassier sound, and like its title suggests, seems quite well suited for inward journeying. recorded & produced Spring 2008 by C.P. McDill...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: drone, melodic drone, organ drone, ambient, soundscape
Webbed Hand
by mayfairgrin
3,133
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2
The title of Pelicagnosis is no empty play on words. These four tracks do venture quite some distance into the realm of gnosis. Here is a blend of ambient sounds with addition of guitar, vocals, and other instruments, resulting in a feast for the ears. A look at the credits for each track will show you that this isn't a weekend warrior laptop production. This thing is big, and there's a depth and devotion being expressed here that merits a deep and devoted listening. mayfairgrin is part of the...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Acoustic, Alternative, Ambient, Electroacoustic, Spirituality
Webbed Hand
by spoonPhase
2,994
0
1
The Rain series has at last a contribution from spoonPhase. This recording takes you into the vast cavernous spaces of your mind, where the rhythms of nature are quietly performed by the elements and sightless creatures of the deep. Rain is a series of conceptual CDs produced under the auspices of Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for listening to while relaxing, working, or socializing. Typically the recordings in this series are minimalistic soundscapes,...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, IDM, Meditative, Laidback Electronica, Soundscape, Dreamworking
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
2,992
0
0
"Problem," "Reaction" and "Solution" are long-form ambient melodic (organ) drone compositions by Drone Wallah (C.P. McDill of Saluki Regicide, Djinnestan, etc). Nice all-purpose drone pieces you can play quietly, loudly, or any way you please. Recorded & Produced by C.P. McDill March 2008 Total length - 00:51:31 01 The Problem - 00:13:00 02 The Reaction - 00:22:58 03 The Solution - 00:15:33 Third is a series of ambient drone albums beginning with "The...
Topics: ambient, drone, organ drone, melodic ambient
Webbed Hand
by Mystified
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1
4
Leading-edge electronica artist Mystified has released a second solo collection on Webbed Hand. These dark ambient soundscapes are collectively known as "Elemental Ragtime." Deep Listening indeed, these tracks are constructed solidly within the Musique Concrete style, deriving as source material vintage tape samples and fragments from other old audio sources. Thomas Park, the sole proprietor of Mystified, brings into his work equal doses of illbient, minimal, industrial, ambient,...
( 4 reviews )
Topics: Noise, Experimental, Electroacoustic, Sound Art, Ambient, Abstract, Dark Ambient, Lowercase
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
2,971
0
3
Haunted textures of sound are served forth in classic Djinnestan style in this unexpected EP release. Do ghosts relive their dying moments? Do they have unfinished business, or messages for the living? Without explaining the concept of this album, I shall leave you to infer what you can from the track titles and a close listening to these haunted soundscapes. Djinnestan's art consists of heavily processed acoustic, electronic, and sampled sounds, woven into rich sonic textures. Typically these...
( 3 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, Experimental, Ambient/noise, Sound Art, Soundscape, Dreamworking
"we have walked behind skies and danced about architecture" is a 47-minute expansion of a track from the mayfairgrin album Azulene. A richly detailed work which takes the listener on a tour of myriad architectures of sound. A tour of many changes and wonders, it captivates the listener's rapt attention through its entire length. Tempos, textures and energies segue into something ever new before our delighted ears, and we soon find ourselves walking behind skies and dancing to...
( 5 reviews )
Topics: Electronic, Noise, Post-Rock, Ambient, Shoegazer
Webbed Hand
by Mister Vapor
2,954
2
1
Thomas Park's Mister Vapor delivers three warm, shimmery ambient experiences for vaporous psychonautic submersion. Recorded & Produced by Thomas Park Cover Illustration - Geovoxic 01 Caverns on a Distant Planet (00:30:30) 02 Harmonic Field (00:06:30) 03 Static Tones (00:05:01) Mister Vapor is a new recording project by Thomas Park, also known as Mystified. This project focuses on hazy ambient sound sculptures.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: ambient, soundscape, long-form, space, drone
Webbed Hand
by Mystified
2,863
0
7
Mystified has offered "Free Passage" and you are welcome to come along. This densely atmospheric 20-minute ambient journey has a pronounced forward momentum, and there's no telling where you will end up at the end of this trip. The restless experimentation and creativity of Mystified has resulted in many popular releases on Webbed Hand and many other labels. Visit his home page to get updates on his many projects. Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please...
( 7 reviews )
Topics: Alternative, Ambient, Electronic, Experimental, Sound Art, Laidback Electronica, Soundscape
Webbed Hand
by Mystified
2,848
1
8
Despite being "minimal" this new opus by Mystified is also full of subtlety and warmth. In a nutshell it is a long-form dronescape, lightly seasoned with dimly audible sparkles, tones and harmonics. The central theme is pleasantly massaging industrial hum, with a bit of distortion and crackle in it. Produced by Thomas Park, 2005. Cover art by Thomas Park. If you like the Webbed Hand Rain series, as well as the other excellent ambient releases on this label, then Constant will be your...
( 8 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, Meditative, Electroacoustic, Minimalism, Drones, Dark Ambient
Webbed Hand
by Mister Vapor
2,727
0
0
Thomas Park's newest recording project, Mister Vapor, debuts on Webbed Hand with a contribution to the Rain collection of long-form ambient. Recorded & Produced by Thomas Park Cover Illustration - Geovoxic Thanks to Gwydi for the field recording of a rainstorm. Track Length: 00:59:50 Rain is a series of conceptual tracks produced for Webbed Hand Records. Each Rain is a CD-length ambient recording ideal for quiet listening while meditating, writing, or going to sleep. Typically the...
Topics: ambient, drone, soundscape, nature, dreamscape, melodic ambient, long-form
Webbed Hand
by Audio Gourmet
2,713
0
0
This is an album to play when you are sitting along, reminiscing about bygone times. Subtle, restful melodies and sounds of nature guide the mind to positive, yet nostalgic reveries. TRACK ORDER: 01 Garden's Apex (03:52) 02 7 Minutes Of Peace (07:23) 03 October (09:39) 04 Preserving The Obsolete (07:49) 05 Forgotten Dreams (03:30) 06 Subconscious Substance (09:47) 07 25 Years On (07:22) 08 Underlying The Mind (04:59) 09 The Future [Bonus Drone] (12:57) Recorded and Produced by H. Towell Cover...
Topics: Ambient, Soundscape, Drone, Dreamscape, Quiet, Meditative
Webbed Hand
by C.P. McDill
2,713
1
2
This is the first long-form recording by Saluki Regicide outside of the Rain project. Using as a foundation a long-form composition by Akashic Crow's Nest, Saluki Regicide adds layers of characteristic embellishments: obscure samples, bizarre rhythmic loops, peculiar washes of sound, snippets of string melody, all adding up to an interesting meeting of styles. Saluki Regicide is a recording project of C.P. McDill. Webbed Hand Records' inaugural release was the Saluki Regicide album...
( 2 reviews )
Topics: long-form, experimental, musique concrete, ambient, soundscape, generative
Webbed Hand
by mayfairgrin
2,704
0
1
mayfairgrin's Spider & the Moon is a 31-minute composition which carries the listener on a textural tour through a varied soundscape. The strength of this work is the skillful use of processed acoustic instruments (djembe, bowed guitar, environmental sounds) woven into a richly illustrative tapestry that engages the mind without overstimulating it. Here sounds happen in washes and highlights, like some kind of impressionistic watercolor painting. It is simultaneously dark and uplifing....
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Ambient, Electroacoustic, Microsound, Drones, Soundscape, Electro-organic, Dreamworking, musique...